Reuters, Monday, October 27, 2008 1 PM
"I will sit down with [German national team coach] Joachim Loew as soon as my injury permits and apologize for my behavior." German captain Michael Ballack issues a statement getting ready to retract
his criticisms of Loew in a newspaper interview last week (though one wonders about the location of his injury if he still can't sit down). Ballack had maintained senior players were getting enough
respect from Loew. Recently benched veteran Torsten Frings also pledged his future to the team.
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